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Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available on keg and in cans (from Tesco stores in Wales)
Brains Black is an exciting new stout from Brains. This finest Welsh stout has a bitterness and a distinctive dark malt flavour that is instantly recognisable as a true reflection of this style of beer. It has already proven extremely popular in consumer taste tests appealing to both new and established stout drinkers, and combined with its distinctive and contemporary identity, Brains Black is set to become a classic stout.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013

Draught @ [ DOE - Olfestival Kobenhavn 2013 ] @ Tap1, Ny Carlsbergvej 91, 1760 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black - red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, dark roasted, light chocolate, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, burnt - roasted, sweet malt, roasted, ash notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130525]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small creamy and tan head. Aroma is dry mqlty and roasted bradish. Botter and dark roasted malty into the finish. Ends dry and bitter finish. 

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Draft. A black beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and chocolate, leading to a lightly roasted finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at Ølfestival 2012. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of burnt plastic. Sweet and roasted flavour of burnt plastic and licorice. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Had@CPH BF 2013. Deep rubyish brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, ashes, toffee and some mild sweet wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild nectar and some ashy notes.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Nitro tap. Pours a pitch black with a very fine, creamy and lacing beige head. Horribly chemical iodine aroma. Light body, low carbonation, subtle roast and then no real bitterness. Downright awful. 110512

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
Draft @ Red Lion, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a creamy off-white head. has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
Tap @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear very dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy head. Aroma is sweet, malty, a little roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of butterscotch. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 020312

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Can at home, 28/02/13, thanks to Jim Essex for gifting me this one. Light black with a thin tan head that retains well as a film and edgeing. Nose is roast malt, coffee and walnut cake, cardboard, brown sugars, metallic notes. Taste comprises roast malt, metallic flavour, mineral tones, tobacco, treacle toffee - a little sparse on the flavour front. Medium bodied, a little on the thin side, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Drinkable stout which I think I’d take over Guinness but pretty basic and mediocre.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Tap @ Cockney Pub, Århus. Nice creamy head with superb duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, fruits and hops. A little watery.


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